My idealistic self has always been fascinated with perfectly designed houses. I mean, who wouldn’t love to go home to a picture perfect home? Rustic, modern, shabby chic — your pick. Blank walls adorned with handpainted plates or lights made from mason jars and reclaimed wood. Who wouldn’t want to step on a fluffy carpet and lie on a bed with equally fluffy sheets?
Everyone wants a pretty house like the ones we all see in movies. But did you know that it takes a lot of talent to come up with a well coordinated house? (Too bad I don’t have an ounce of that!)
Much to my surprise, we were invited to cover the media launch of Philippine School of Interior Design Batch 2016’s exhibit showcasing the evolution of interior design. From a mom who doesn’t even know how to coordinate pillow covers and bed sheets, the show became an eye opener for me — that I simply don’t have these kids talent.
Evolution of interior design at PSID 2016 show
The dynamic nature of design through the past, present and future will be the centerpiece of “Evolution,” the graduation exhibit of the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Advanced Class of 2016, slated from September 30 to October 31, 2016 at the Square Building, Greenfield District, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.
In celebration of PSID’s 49th year, “Evolution” will take exhibit guests on a journey through a timeline of design trends, styles and designs from past, present, and future. Mounted in cooperation with Devant, Uratex, Boysen, Hafele, Bosch, Blanco Germany, Gorenje, Dexterton, La Europa Ceramica, Songdream, Nordlux, Matimco, AG Murals, Mity Mike, Larry’s Curtain, Mainline, Fineza, and Ilaw Atbp, the exhibit is set to showcase 24 exquisitely-designed spaces that represent different time periods and various inspiration from the past, the present, and the future.
Vintage trends and classic designs take center stage in the Past gallery. Showcasing how mid-century design styles have influenced today’s interior design standards, the Past gallery will take exhibit-goers through a trip down memory lane with looks inspired by the 1940s to the 1970s. Booths will capture the essence of illustrious designers from this time period such as Finn Juhl, Eero Aarnio, Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Hans Wegner, Warren Platner, and Arne Jacobsen.
Meanwhile, the Present gallery breathes new life to timeless design styles and gives them a contemporary spin. Classic styles meet modern trends in an up-to date gallery that will discuss the eclectic nature of present-day design. Styles such as Tropical, Filipino, Japanese, Mediterranean, Chinese, Moorish, Victorian, and Baroque are presented in an unexpected yet elegant fusion.
Giving exhibit-goers a glimpse of what’s to come in design is the Future gallery. The student-designers have conducted thorough research to come up with fearless forecasts on what the future of design looks like based on the trends today. Promising possible trends to be covered include Avant Garde Industrial, Tech and Trendy, Metallic Glam, Rustic Luxe, Eclectic Elegance, Organic Opulence, Design Deconstructed, and Funk Art.
“Evolution” is a carefully planned, extensively researched exhibit that marks the countdown to PSID’s 50th anniversary in 2017. For decades now, PSID has been known to produce groundbreaking exhibits that become the benchmark of interior design shows in the academe, and are considered go-to events for architects, fellow interior designers, design enthusiasts, and the general public to learn more about world-class Filipino design and see innovative interiors come to life. PSID brings interior design a notch higher each year, presenting exhibits that challenge the graduating batch to showcase their repertoire of design skills and the PSID mark of excellence.
I only posted a few of my personal favorites here, there’s 18 more. To see more of their designs, visit the evolution exhibit from September 30 to October 31, 2016 at the Square Building, Greenfield District, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.